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Personal papers of Bert Brandt

 Collection — Folder: 1 (oversize)
Call Number: PP 91


This collection consists of several oversize photographs Brandt took as an infantryman in World War II. It contains a self portrait, portraits of Eisenhower and De Gaulle, and several photographs of naval and arial bombing campaigns.


  • Creation: 1942 - 1944


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Bert Brandt (1916-1975)

Bert Brandt joined United Press in Kansas City in 1939, after graduating from the University of Kansas. During World War II he provided photographic coverage for United Press International (UPI), covering North African and European campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. He was with the first wave of assault troops on D-Day in June 1944.

After the war, Brandt served as picture manager for Europe for UPI and later as chief roving correspondent. He died at the age of 59.

[Information retrieved from New York Times obituary, December 10, 1975, page 50.]


1 folder (1 oversize folder containing photographs on boards)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 91

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Bert Brandt Collection
Personal papers of Bert Brandt
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of Bert Brandt, University Archives, PP 91, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States